1.2 2.3 Children should be raised in positive circumstances by providing safe and caring environments. Parents or carers who fail to protect or care for their children could be to court and the child be then removed and placed in care. Wider forms of safeguarding also include risk assessments such as providing a safe environment inside and outside a school setting. Adhering to school policies, procedures and legistrations i.e. health and safety, fire drills and missing children.
* Partnership: professionals and families must work together to ensure the welfare of the children. * Participation: that the childrens wishes and feelings should be taken into account so that they can contribute to any decisions which may affect them. * Protection: Children must be protected from serious harm. The local authorities have a duty to investigate any report that a child is suffering, or likely to suffer, from serious harm. * Provision: states that services that are necessary to safeguard children shouls be provided.
It sets out recruitment best practice, some underpinned by legislation, for the school, local authority, and further education education sectors. All schools should protect children and promote their welfare by providing a safe environment for children to learn in. Creating a culture which recognises and understands the importance of safeguarding - including listening to and discussing with children. Identifying children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, both at school and at home, and referring immediately any concerns to the local authority children’s social care services. Preventing unsuitable people from working with children.
Policies and procedures are put in place so that there are rules and boundaries to make sure that people know how to work in the setting and what is expected of them to prevent harm and danger to others in the work setting. The Early Years Foundation framework provides assurance to parents that the early years providers that they choose will keep their children safe. There are also legal requirements that relate to welfare. These include the Childcare Act 2006. There is also a government document called ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ that gives instructions on what must be done to ensure that children and young people are
Task 1 links to learning outcome 1, assessment criteria 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4. You will need to provide information on the following: A) A description of the factors to take into account when planning healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environments and services • the individual needs, age and abilities of the children and young people: When setting up a learning environment in the setting the specific needs of children and young people need to be taken into account. For example, the different age groups, different abilities and needs of children and young people. When teaching children who have Special Educational Needs careful planning and consideration should be given for their safety when learning. • specific risks to individuals such as pregnancy, sensory impairments: specific risks such as pregnancy and sensory impairment need to be taken into account when planning in for learning in the environment.
(M1) Discuss how policies and procedures help children and their families. A set of policies are principles, rules and guidelines formulated by an organization to reach and maintain a set of long term goals. These are normally published or placed in another form that allows for them to be wildly accessible to other organizations that will then also adopt them. By following the procedures of the policies will ensure that a point of view is held and will result in understandable steps to follow that view. When relating to the policies that affect the safety and lives of children and young people, these normally focus on guidelines on keeping young people away from dangers and reaffirming their chance of having positive lives.
1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding of individuals. All workers in a childcare setting have a ‘duty of care’ to protect both children and other co-workers. Duty of care means that a person or group has a responsibility to ensure that there is reasonable standard of attention and care given to avoid neglect which may lead to or cause harm to others. It is important to excersice duty of care, especially in young children to help them to develop immune systems which can protect them from childhood illness and other diseases, which may cause them harm ot disable them later in life. Children develop the ability to see potential dangers and learn how to deal with them.
Safeguarding a child or young person is also to ensure that they have the outlook to achieve their true potential and have the right to be protected from abuse, such as: Physical abuse Sexual abuse Emotional abuse Neglect Exploitation This also shows the consequence of shared responsibilities as there can be many different agencies involved in dealing with each case. Safeguarding children is fundamentally part of schools everyday activities Wearing ID badges to identify oneself Not putting ourselves at risk to possible complaints Signing in and out of school Ensuring current legislation is adhered to such as, Every Child Matters Data Protection Human Rights Health and Safety at Work The Safeguarding Policy should be compliant with sections from: The Education Act (2004) Working Together The Local Children's Safeguarding Board To take account and inform of policy in related areas such as, Discipline Bullying e-safety exploitation Child protection is part of the wider concept to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect particular children who maybe suffering from any form of abuse or neglect. This also involves, protecting children and young people from maltreatment besides
Describe why Schools have policies and procedures All schools follow certain rules and procedures for the smooth and day to day running of school matters and to make sure that pupil receive quality education. Policies help define rules, regulations, procedures and protocols for schools. Schools policies are there for several reasons. • To establish rules and regulations for acceptable behaviours • To ensure that the school environment is safe for pupil • To create a productive learning environment • To make sure that the school environment is also safe for the teachers and other staff. Policies are oftenly created by the governing bodies of the school in order for rules and regulations to be in place and enforced.
CYP Core 3.3 Understand how to safeguard the well being of children and young people. Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK HOME NATION affecting the safeguarding of children and young people. Child protection is part of the wider work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering from any form of abuse or neglect. It also involves protecting children and young people from maltreatment and preventing impairment of a child’s health and development by ensuring children are raised in positive circumstances by providing safe and caring environments.